Sunday, June 2, 2024

QUESTIONS OF CHRIST DENIERS ABOUT THE DIVINITY OF JESUS


THEY WILL ASK THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS: -


(1) Why does Jesus talk about himself going to his Father and his God? If he is God?


[John 20:17]


Answer:


Our God is one in three persons. The Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God. And these are not three gods but one [1 John 5:8-9]. These three persons are one God.


The Bible says in Jeremiah 32:27: -


"Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh......".


And for that reason, Jesus called the Father his God when he was in the form of a man because he had taken on flesh on earth.


Jesus has two natures, divinity, and humanity, together.


Jesus, as God, has no God over him. But in his second nature of humanity, the Father becomes his God.

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(2) Why does he pray to the Father as his God? If he himself is God?


[John 17:1; Matthew 27:46]


Answer:


He prayed to the Father as his God when he was in the form of a man who had taken on flesh on earth. That's it. So when he was in trouble, he learned to rely on God in prayer to set an example for us to follow in his footsteps. [Read Hebrews 5:7]

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(3) He said they should know you the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent (John 17:3). If he is God, why differentiate himself from God and claim to be sent?


Answer:


The Bible says by nature, God is not a man [Hosea 11:9].


And for that reason, Jesus in that verse differentiated himself from God because he stood in the nature of his humanity when he was a man. The Bible says when he was a man, he did not consider equality with God something to be used to his advantage [Philippians 2:6, 8].


Jesus, as a man, is our greatest apostle and prophet, our great high priest, the Son of God [Hebrews 3:1].


But Jesus in Spirit is God just as much as he is the Father. They are no different [John 10:30-33; John 14:7-9]

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(4) Why did he say the Father is greater than he is? If he himself is God?


[John 14:28]


Answer:


The Bible says in Job 33:12: - "....For God is greater than man".


Man cannot be above God.


And for that reason, when Jesus said the Father is greater than him. He said so with humility when he was a man who had taken on flesh here on earth [Philippians 2:6-8].


But Jesus in Spirit is God just as much as the Father is. They are both equal [John 5:19-.23; John 14:7-9]. All three persons of God are equal even though they work humbly. For example, Jesus glorifies the Father, and the Father glorifies Jesus. They both glorify each other [John 13:31-32; John 17:1, 4-5]. Jesus calls the Father greater than himself. And the Father calls Jesus his shepherd and fellow man [Zechariah 13:7]. These are the three persons of God working humbly, although they all have equal authority and equal power.


These names Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are just names aimed at distinguishing these persons according to their work. And it is not that one person is greater than another.


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(5) When Jesus was on the cross, he said, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabaktani? That is, My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? [Matthew 27:45-46]. So if Jesus is God, why would he say his God if he himself is God?


Answer:


Yes. Jesus said so when he was a man who had taken on flesh.


Jesus is all in all, he is fully God and fully man.

It is important to be able to distinguish the role of the divinity of Jesus from the humanity of Jesus. They are two different things although they are within one person.


Titus 2:13-14: - "While we look forward to that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good".


"JESUS ​​CHRIST IS GOD AND THE SAVIOR OF HUMANITY".


God bless everyone who reads this message by 

believing in this truth.


Shalom


Dr. Max Shimba for Max

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